Youth For the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA)
YQCA Requirement – Kenosha County
The Kenosha County Fair and the Wisconsin State Fair require that all youth ages 8 – 21 exhibiting an animal in the Beef, Dairy, Goat, Poultry, Rabbit, Sheep, or Swine projects participate annually in Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA), a national program focusing on food safety, animal well-being and character development.
Options for Meeting the YQCA Requirement
- Take the web-based training any time before June 1, 2020 at your convenience, and at your own speed. The web-based program will take about an hour to complete and will include three interactive modules. Cost for the web-based training is $12/per person/per year, paid online.
- Test out of YQCA for 3 years via a web-based training and test. This option is only available to and will only appear as a course option in the YQCA accounts of youth ages 12, 15, or 19. If the online test is passed, this option will cost between $36 and $48 based on the youth’s age, with payment being made upon completion. Certification via this option will last for three years.
- Attend a 60 minute face-to-face instructor-led training (available for youth ages 8-18 only; young adults ages 19-21 must take the web-based training). Cost for the instructor-led training is $3/per person/per year, paid online. There are three local instructor-led trainings scheduled:
- Thursday, February 13, 2020, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM at the Kenosha County Center, Bristol, WI
- Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM at the Kenosha County Center, Bristol, WI
- Thursday, May 7, 2020, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM at the Kenosha County Center, Bristol, WI
Pre-registration is required for online and in-person courses!
In order to attend an in-person class or complete the online program you must register online at www.yqca.org. Log in using your 4-H online credentials, or set up a new account if you are not a 4-H member. Based on your age (as of January 1, 2020), select a course from the course list, then select either the web-based training or an instructor-led training, and finally, pay for your course.
Questions? Contact Leigh Presley at 262-857-1948, firstname.lastname@example.org OR Bethany Sorce, 262-857-1932, email@example.com at the Kenosha County Extension office. Please keep in mind that Extension is only delivering the instructor-led training and has no control over program costs, online payments, or program content. Read these FAQs for more information about the program.